please keep in mind some of these sites can have wrong information. When I worked at walgreens I've had customers spit and throw things at me for a coupon not working the way a website said. Be nice to the clerk and if you use these coupons ring up in cosmetics.
Sarinnanashi (rep: 10) posted Jun 24, 2011
Yeah, ringing up in cosmetics is a good idea, but also visiting in the slower hours (i.e. not from 5-8 pm)... when the store isn't crowded helps. In many cases, you have to request to ring up purchases separately to generate the "bucks" needed to get the true value. Doing this at peak business times not only ticks off the employees, but also aggravates other consumers who would be waiting in line behind you.
Texas_Aggie (rep: 3.5k) posted Jun 24, 2011
Good point. I always try to be nice and smile with the clerks. Several times I've even had a manager at CVS "make" a coupon work that the system spit out just because of being a nice guy.
BigJJ (rep: 21.7k) posted Jun 24, 2011
Once you get the hang of it (Shopping at CVS, Walgreens, RiteAid) you will have GREAT deals. My last CVS shopping trip, purchased over $48 worth of product, and only paid a total of $1.86 cents plus tax out of pocket, PLUS still had over $6 in Extra Care Bucks to do my shopping this week. It does work, join a CVS blog group, learn how its done. It does work, But unlike others, I only buy what I need and use!
wptbound (rep: 5.6k) posted Jun 24, 2011
Here is an example - it's from 2007 so it's dated, but this lady buys a Glucose monitor, a gallon of milk, and a first aid kit spending ~$25. She utilizes $24 worth of coupons and spends ~$1 out of pocket. She then gets back $10 in store credit for her next trip.
So lets recap... that's a $20 glucose monitoring system (if someone in your family has diabetes that's a nice deal), a gallon of milk, and a miniature first aid kit (great for a glove box)... FOR A DOLLAR. .... AND she now has $10 in credit for her next visit:
Texas_Aggie (rep: 3.5k) posted Jun 28, 2011
Two more things you might not be aware of...
#1 - You can print your CVS Extracare awards online... so if you misplace this them, or forgot them at home, but have access to a printer at work, you can pull them up.
#2 - CVS is also affiliated with the SavingStar program: https://savingstar.com/how_it_works This program lets you store coupons on your loyalty program card (typically works for Kroger too!) This prevents you from having to fumble around looking for paper printed coupons, and lets you do all the work digitally.
Texas_Aggie (rep: 3.5k) posted Jun 30, 2011
My wife emailed me this over the weekend... this was her latest visit:
Shick hydro razor – Reg price $9.99 – Sale $8
Shick hydro blades – Reg price $12.49 – Sale $8.79
Bayer Advanced Aspirin – Reg price $4.29 – Sale $3
Hershey Air Delight - $1.19
Total Regular Price - $30.27
Total Sale Price - $22.71
Coupons - $4 off razor, $2 off blades, $2 off aspirin, ‘free’ candy bar
Total after coupons - $12.76
Minus $10 in on-hand extra care Bucks
Total OOP - $2.04…. AND it generated $9 in bucks for next time.
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